The 8 Faces of No Posts

Welcome to the new year and some new art…Expect to see some different thing posted over the coming weeks. Fair warning that it will not all be fly fishing related! These images are definitely a part of that “Not” fly fishing related thing I just mentioned.

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I call them “The 8 Faces on New.” They were created one night while killing some time in front of the tv. All were completed on the iPad using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

Adventure and inspiration is wherever you happen to find it!

THE BEARS FISH

The piece below was done for Abel Reels as a new Tshirt design. If you have followed along for a while, you’ll know that I entered their “Reel Art” contest late last year…and came in second. But a few months later they contacted me about working on this.

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This design is a take on the California flag and the fish within the bear is based on California’s State fish, the Golden Trout. The geographer in me took over at some point and I tried to incorporate all the varying geographic regions of the state within the bear. Enough talking…GO BUY ONE HERE!

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…

SUSPICIOUS FISHUS

My wife leaves town for a couple of weeks, and this happens…My first foray into making a sculpture.

The Suspicious Fishus – 34″ tall and 35″ wide, the base and supports are rough cut mesquite, and the fish is comprised of maple and red oak. All the pieces were hand cut, sanded and fitted.

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This piece is available for sale. Contact me directly for pricing and delivery options.

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…

WILL WORK FOR GEAR

Sorry, I know it’s been a while…But, that’s because I’ve been busy.

Was happy to be contacted by Kyle over at NC River Nets about making a trade. We settled on one of my arted up Cliff Boxes for one of his handcrafted, Dan-Tailrace nets. If you’re in the market for a quality handmade fishing net, you owe it to yourself to check out his work. Also, if you ever find yourself needing a guide service while bumming around North Carolina, just click here > NC River Angler!

The goods…

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I consider it a win!

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Get Out In It…and the mail man will bring cool gear to your door!

 

WOODS WORKED

Some pre holiday orders that went out the door this week:

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An Arizona Flag trout with a hand cut dry fly. This headed to Tempe on Monday.

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One of the 2, hand cut, carved and painted iPad holder that also went out on Monday to Alabama.

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iPad holder, nĂºmero dos!

Never afraid to put yourself out there! Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas to you.

LATEST WORK

Some recent work…I’ve been extremely busy filling orders for Christmas and at work, so pardon the crickets and cobwebs on the site! …Like the new design?

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A redfish business card holder, that was commissioned from a customer on Etsy.

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A 33″ X 12″ Redfish cut out that was commissioned by a friend on Instagram and was sent to Arkansas last week.

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And on the work bench right now is a 30″ wood trout, that will be painted like Arizona Flag…and some new iPad holders…and a ton of new logo work…And some t-shirt designs…You get the point!

Never be afraid to put yourself out there! Do something creative everyday.